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Complete power failure when using video editors...?

Q: Complete power failure when using video editors...?

No clue if you can help with this but any pointers would help. So I'll start off by saying that I do YouTube videos for gaming, and I've used both VideoPad Video Editor (2.41) and Sony Vegas Pro 12 (build 3xx) for editing and rendering. The first problem I thought was a coincidence. I was downloading a music file from Chrome (which was open to YouTube) with VideoPad in the background, simply idling, when the PC just hard shutdown on its own. (Only had VideoPad, Chrome, and a folder window open) Me thinking it was a coincidence, I turned it back on and went back to doing the stuff from before. The problem only arose again last night when I decided to do a test render with Vegas 12. Only a four minute clip, I told it to render and walked out of the room. When I came back, the PC's power was off. Turned it on again, told Vegas 12 to render again, and the same thing happened, power failing at less than 10% complete. The thing that really makes me scratch my head is that all the diagnostic tools I knew how to use, including reliability history and event viewer, tells me nothing useful. The only event logged is that the previous shutdown was unexpected. No technical details were given. There is no BSOD, it just simply loses power. I have a feeling that this is related to my PSU.

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A: Complete power failure when using video editors...?

Not really my area but the freeware HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information, Analysis and Monitoring Tools will allow you to monitor your PSU voltages and if there is a glitch just before the shutdown or when working in Vegas pro - if so we can move your thread to a hardware section for better help

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No clue if you can help with this but any pointers would help. So I'll start off by saying that I do YouTube videos for gaming, and I've used both VideoPad Video Editor (2.41) and Sony Vegas Pro 12 (build 3xx) for editing and rendering. The first problem I thought was a coincidence. I was downloading a music file from Chrome (which was open to YouTube) with VideoPad in the background, simply idling, when the PC just hard shutdown on its own. (Only had VideoPad, Chrome, and a folder window open) Me thinking it was a coincidence, I turned it back on and went back to doing the stuff from before. The problem only arose again last night when I decided to do a test render with Vegas 12. Only a four minute clip, I told it to render and walked out of the room. When I came back, the PC's power was off. Turned it on again, told Vegas 12 to render again, and the same thing happened, power failing at less than 10% complete. The thing that really makes me scratch my head is that all the diagnostic tools I knew how to use, including reliability history and event viewer, tells me nothing useful. The only event logged is that the previous shutdown was unexpected. No technical details were given. There is no BSOD, it just simply loses power. I have a feeling that this is related to my PSU.

A:Complete power failure when using video editors...?

Not really my area but the freeware HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information, Analysis and Monitoring Tools will allow you to monitor your PSU voltages and if there is a glitch just before the shutdown or when working in Vegas pro - if so we can move your thread to a hardware section for better help

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Hey all.

A couple of days ago my computer seemed to freeze. I was running World of Warcraft and Ventrilo, with only the OS background programs and Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 in the background. It did this on multiple warm boot attempts, and then on a cold boot.

I checked my drivers (all updated already), looked for any programs running in task manager I'd not seen before (nothing). Kaspersky's firewall is up, so is Windows Firewall (conflict?), and both allow WoW and Vent through. I shut down for the night.

Next morning I found I had the freezing issue again, but this time I was just mousing across the desktop, with no applications opened. I've been having this issue on and off for the past three days now, where my computer will slow right down (not a complete freeze... three minute wait will allow me to continue moving mouse another 4 inches). The hard drive light rarely stays solid or very active.

I doubt the issue's heat as the case breathes well and has 2 hard drive fans, psu fan, case side fan (over graphics card & cpu), cpu fan, and a monster case fan up top. Still, I removed the side panel (taking away small case fan) and put a 12" desktop fan two feet away.

If the computer doesn't slow down as a whole, I'm finding my mouse seems to power down (no lights, no cursor movement), but the keyboard is ok.

Last night while it was "freezing," I was waiting it out and it went to a blue screen with "DRIVE_STATE_P... Read more

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Hey, I got some BSOD problems. Do you got time & experience to help me?

I got Windows 8 at the moment, I will install 8.1 shortly. Had 8.1 before i re-installed OS when the first BSOD showed up, so I doubt that 8.1 will fix things completely.

My problems ATM!

- Driver Power State Failure
- Video TDR Failiure (nvlddmkm.sys)
- Screen freezes at start up or when I get to the desktop
- Have to Disable my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M to use the CPU (Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43).

Got two other kinds of BSOD before I re-installed windows but don't remember what they said, I just felt like "Hey I need to re-install my OS anyways so w/e". But apparently that didn't solve the problems.

I also gained "NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 340.52 stopped working While playing CS:GO" but that was before I re-installed windows. And now to use my CPU I need to go into Device Manager and shutdown my NVIDIA card to be able to use the CPU and use the Intel card instead. If I don't shut it down my CPU will freeze the screen for days, til I restart or I get a BSOD.

I will buy a can of air and open up my laptop and blow some dust away, perhaps that could help? Perhaps the NVIDIA card is burned/broken and I have to buy a new PC?

I've tried a few different driver for my NVIDIA card also, nothing works.

I'm no computer expert and thats why I'm here begging for help, so if someone could help me out here I would appreci... Read more

A:Driver Power State Failure,Video TDR Failure(nvlddmkm.sys)

Hi Markmsigt60 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

Code:
**************************Fri Sep 26 06:15:51.972 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\092614-55906-01.dmp]

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (8 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9200.16912.amd64fre.win8_gdr.140502-1507

System Uptime: 0 days 0:07:07.738

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+5a540 )

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa800892b880, fffff8800326a7f0, fffffa80089c3e10}
BugCheck Info: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)

Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa800892b880, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff8800326a7f0, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7 and higher, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa80089c3e10, The blocked IRP
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: WRONG_SYMBOLS

CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz"

MaxSpeed: 2400

CurrentSpeed: 2395

BIOS Version E16F3IMS.50R

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Can anuone advise on a video editor to work on VRO files? I've tried a few and either they are not supported or when supported and try to import a 16:9 formated file , it shows as 4:3 with black bars left and right.
HELP!!!
 

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I have some videos I took with my Nikon 8800 Camera, the files are .mov . Do you guys know of any free video editors? Thanks
 

A:Free Video Editors

Avid Free DV
http://www.avid.com/freedv/index.asp
 

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Let me start out by saying that, I didn't get the cyberlink video editor with my pc. I was wondering if anyone knows of some good free 64bit video editing software apps for Windows 10. I wanted to use Lightworks but it only goes up to Win8.1. I have tried Gopro Studio on my previous more powerful computer and it crashed several times, so I'm a little dubious to try it again to say the least. Any suggestion would be great, I haven't been having much luck with computers recently.
 

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On which drive do I place my scratch disk?

I've got a 90GB SSD and a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3R HDD.

The plan is to place the OS and Apps on the SSD and data on the HDD

I have 16GB RAM and could create 12GB Ramdisk for scratch if that would help

The CAD, Sketchup, Photoshop and Illustrator files are not that big...mostly under 100MB. I've captured raw MPEG4 AVC/H.264 footage but have yet to do any editing...but just family stuff which I'm looking forward to.

Should I leave the SSD for just OS/Apps and partition 200GB on the outer edge of the 1TB HDD for scratch and the rest for data?

What is your recommendation? Thanks!

A:Calling all Video Editors and Photoshop Pros

I think a RAM disk would be a good solution for scratch, given that you clearly have enough RAM. I would not make it as big as 12 GB, but maybe 8 GB, which would still suffice given the size of your files. I think this would really be faster than any scratch on the regular HDD.

As for the SSD, their life-span is limited by the number of read-write operations, so not only I would not place the scratch there, I would also move the Windows temporary files and possibly "C:\Users" folder away from it to the HDD. Some people also move the pagefile either to a RAMdisk or to the HDD, there is a tutorial about it here on the forums.

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For the 2nd time in 6 months we had a utility company power outage. After the most recent outage, my desktop PC no longer works. Bottom line: my monitor self-test reports that it is working (it is, I verified this by plugging it into my notebook PC vga output) and that it is not receiving a video signal from my computer.

After removing and reinstalling the video card, I was able to get to the splash screen which allowed me to enter bios and configure it to recognize my primary HD (sata) as I usually have to do after a power failure. I had some interim success in getting the computer to boot to WinXP Pro SP3, but the system was never stable and would freeze.

I have 2gb of memory in a 2x1gb configuration. As part of the troubleshooting process, I removed 1gb of memory for testing. When the system froze, I swapped out the memory sticks with the same result.

Now, as it stands, there appears to be no video signal which maybe points to a blown video card? Only reason I'm not convinced is that I was, off and on, able to get video output. I suppose I could try replacing the card and return it to the store if it doesn't solve the problem.

One last anomaly of note is that the computer, upon power up, makes a long beep (approx. 2 seconds) followed by two short, quick beeps.

If anybody has a clue on what other troubleshooting tips I might try, please respond! I'm going to make a claim against the power company, but you know how that goes.

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A:No Video Signal After Power Failure

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Power Failure Caused Video Problems ....

Yesterday our neighbor was messing around with the circuit breakers and cut the power to our dining room, which turned off my external HD.

I can still boot from the external HD, but there is a serious video problem now. I'm still online with the external HD, but having visual difficulty with certain things (buttons, links, scroll tabs, and pictures are really bad quality, e-mail hard to see ...).

I can still boot from the internal HD (iBook G4), and the video is just fine. So the problem doesn't seem to be with the iBook's video card.

I reinstalled Tiger (10.4) on the external HD, but still have the same problem.

I ran Disk Warrior and Disk Utility, but still have the same problem.

Any ideas what might be the problem, and how to fix it?
 

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I have a slightly more than one year old T460 that worked great until last week when it just wouldn't start at all. A complete brick. The warranty repair guy came over and replaced the system board but the computer still will not start. He was saying that there may be a problem with the internal battery. The internal battery is warranted for one year and we are out of the warranty period. Besides the fact that 14 months seems like a kind of short time for the battery to completely fail, I was wondering if I should expect a complete system failure when the battery fails. I have replaced many notebook batteries in the past and I was always able to run the computer on AC power until I was able to replace the battery. Is that not the case with the internal battery on the T460? Sure, I can replace the battery but I don't want to order a $50 part and wait a week for it to be delivered only to find out that the battery is not really the problem. Both the internal and external batteries showed OK status the day before the machine went into brick mode. I this expected behavior? Can anyone comment on this? 

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Since the beginnig of the month, I started having bsods (mostly 0x116 BSODs) every 15-30 min, when playing a game. They also sometimes happen while browsing, but rarely. They all blame atikmpag.sys. However reinstalling ati drivers with driversweeper doesn't help. I have tried running memtest86++ for 14 hours and it showed no errors.
Current ati drivers -11.10. Video - ati hd 4850 1Gb. OS Win7 ultimate x64. RAM: 4 GB
Please help! jcgriff2 folder attached.

A:Video TDR error and driver power state failure BSODs blaming atikmpag

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sashafan2


Since the beginnig of the month, I started having bsods (mostly 0x116 BSODs) every 15-30 min, when playing a game. They also sometimes happen while browsing, but rarely. They all blame atikmpag.sys. However reinstalling ati drivers with driversweeper doesn't help. I have tried running memtest86++ for 14 hours and it showed no errors.
Current ati drivers -11.10. Video - ati hd 4850 1Gb. OS Win7 ultimate x64. RAM: 4 GB
Please help! jcgriff2 folder attached.


1-ASACPI.SYS

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.





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Please visit this link: ASUS teK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE







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Scroll down to the Utilities category, then scroll down to the "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).
Download and install it.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers to check and make sure that the ASACPI.SYS file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (NOTbefore).



2-BC116






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"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TD... Read more

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At the time of writing, my pc is in a state of complete uselessness. It appeared to come about through a rather fast worsening of my computers state.

The first problem was that during general use, audio cut out and the video being watched began unusually buffering. Shortly after, audio began to come from the monitor speakers rather than the headset i was using. This had happened several times since the upgrade to win 10 and a restart was all it took to fix previously.

However, restarting this time brough a critical error claiming both Cortana and the Star menu are not working. This also had happened once before and so i attempted to fix it. Unsure of exactly what i did previously to fix this problem i followed two help pages. One told me to uninstall Avast Anti-Virus, which i did, the other to run "sfc /scannow" in CMD as administrator. The latter found corrupt files but was unable to fix them, so in hope the Avast unistall was the fix i restarted again.

Here is when the worst came to be. The restart brought me to win 10 Automatic repair. It was unable to fix the problems. From here i tried running in safe mode which only brought me back to the repair page. I even tried doing a complete rest of the pc and a downgrade (both troubleshoot options). However both failed.

Troubleshoot cmd works and i have ran "sfc /scannow" once again from here and it tells me it cannot continue as a system repair is pending.

This is where i am at now. With no restore point... Read more

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Ok, background info: computer was hitting 90C idle so I sprayed it out, restarted and it would blue screen on load. I ran a chkdsk /r and got back into windows with these issues:

Windows Installer for drivers will not start, error is Windows Installer could not be started.
InstallShield for other drivers will not start, error is RPC server could not be found.
Skype will not start, same error as above.
MagicISO will not start, cannot create taskbar icon.
Taskbar is dragged all the way down and cannot be dragged up, windows key does not open start menu.
DxDiag shows missing drivers for the SM bus, wireless Adapter and ethernet adapter, along with missing information for the motherboard, the System Manufacturer and BIOS are both N/A, along with the other system thing.
Task Manager shows no user names for any of the processes running besides the System Process where the user name is SYSTEM.
No Internet connections exist in Network Connections.

Here's the kicker, Linux works almost perfectly on the same hard drive, with the exception of torrenting which instantly freezes the computer.

Reformatting is the main idea here, but I need a guarantee that this is not an issue with hardware besides the hard drive.

EDIT:

One more issue, I looked up RPC and I saw something about the service and all that so I went into the services menu and saw. quite literally. nothing.

EDIT 2: lshw in linux shows the motherboard just fine, not sure if that means anything.

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Well, with so many different issues there is no guarantee for anything.First of all, running CPU at 90C could have caused some serious damage to the processor.Since Linux runs, hopefully not.Has the overheating issue been resolved?Before you do anything else, I'd....Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnosticNote : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps HERE

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Hello all I am new to the forums so stay with me.

Ok here is the problem,
About a week ago I started to get the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM files are missing or corrupt so I looked all over the internet to find a solution. Nothing came close to my problem like at the windows main website at the recovery console it never asked for the admin password so I get Access is Denied.

So I tried to start off with a clean install of Windows Xp and when I do it can't find my hard drive.... Only my external drive.

Sooo I called it quits on that hard drive and bought a brand new WD Caviar Green 500 GB drive. Once I installed that drive physically and turned my PC on, nothing just a blank black screen.

So I thought instantly to boot from the CD that came with the drive and nothing, my computer goes blank restarts etc etc...

So if any help would be great

System specs: (all that I can remember)

Windows XP pro
Nvidia 7585 (something like that)
1.5 GB of RAM
 

A:Complete failure help?

"Once I installed that drive physically..."

Does the motherboards bios detect the new drive? Do you have the bios set to boot from the CD/DVD first?
 

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i have a cpu with a awful attitude problem,my cpu won"t load windows no matter what i do i even have a back up diskette and up comes the A prompt and then nothing,no matter what command i put in the cpu i keep getting bad file or name.i am a self taught mechanic and i thought i was pretty smart and i have run into problems before with this cpu and have even added different hardware and software upgrades to this cpu and have not had any problems but this is driving me crazy.if any help is out there i would be forever greatful.
thank you
john hill
 

A:complete failure

I don't think you're loading anything onto your cpu, but onto your hard drive. Please tell us:

what system?
which service packs?
whether you have all the latest windows updates
CPU?
Hard drive maker and size?
manufacturer of computer, model #?
Are you still under warranty?
How much RAM?
What upgrades have you added to fix this?
What hardware have you changed?

If you're missing these, run Belarc Adviser.
 

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Hi,

I've been browsing the site and the internet for a sollution to my problem, but can't seem te find it. There are similar postings, but they're always just a little different. So that's why i posted the new thread.

Since a couple of days i've been experiencing troubles shutting down my PC and using my USB ports. It started when i tried to log onto my work from home. It failed and the IT guy from work told me to reinstall citrix reciever. So I did and I was able to work from home. After finishing and logging out (to get back to my own PC) I found that my USB portst didn't work anymore. I tried rebooting, but af 10 minutes of "shutting down" I got a blue screen: Driver Power State Failure with code 1000009f.

I did the following:
- tried system restore - it failed with different time stamps
- update drivers - they were all up to date the system said
- Malware Bytes, CC Cleaner, MS Essentials, Hitman pro - Did them all, had some minor stuff, fixed that, problem remained.
- SFC/scannow - no problems
- Memory check - no problems

As it is now, the only update I have left is the update to WIN10. However it has tried and failed during a few of the reboots, so that doesn't seem to be and option.

After try all different kinds of things from a lot of posts I decided to refresh my windows install. Did a lot of updating and still the problem remains. Although I now found out that USB devices that are plugged in upon startup work. Once I unplug en replug them, t... Read more

A:BSOD Driver power state failure when shutting down /failure USBports

Are you still having BSOD problem?

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Hello All Computer hardware wizards,
My Dell Notebook a Vostro 1500, 1.6Ghz 4G Ram, 250GB Hardrive and OS: Vista Home Edition, suddenly acted up yesterday.
1) At first my screen displayed random horizontal color lines (sort of blinking randomly). When that did not change after a few minutes, I 'hard' powered off the Laptop.
2) When I pushed power on, it dispalyed the LED's for Num Lock, Cap Lock and Scroll Lock. The Cap Lock LED was blinking and the Num Lock, Scroll LocK LED's remained continously on. SCREEN was completely black.....no display!
3) After about 30 seconds all 3 LED's shut off and computer went dead.

I repeated this several times. Took battery off, tried unplugging from 110V power etc. Still does the same as described in paragraph 3.

PLEASE HELP! PLEASE HELP!
 

A:Screen Failure & Startup power failure. After 30 seconds laptop powers off

That doesn't sound too healthy!

How old is the laptop? If it is under warranty I would get it checked that way.

My initial thought, although not a certainty, would be a problem with the graphics card itself from your description.
 

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Hello….I really think I may have a virus that has destroyed the bootsect on my drive making it un-detectable to the computer!!!!  I cannot boot into the WinRE via a disk or partition at all! [How It All Started] Over a month ago, the left button on my Elan Touchpad just randomly quit working. I have an Asus K52Jc Laptop with Intel i5 processor and a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB HDD that is just over 3 years old. I have been running Webroot Secure Everywhere AV for all of this time and have never had a problem with a virus/rootkit of any kind before this random problem.  Therefore, I thought that maybe I just needed to upgrade the driver for the touchpad.So I went to http://support.asus.com and downloaded the newest driver and install it…this didn't fix the left button issue.  So, I rolled back the driver and tried another Elan Touchpad driver...still didn't fix the problem.  Next, I took a look in the registry to see what the values were for the touchpad features…(to see if somehow the left button had been disabled)...and I found a lot of weird values...instead of 0's, 1's, or 2's, I found a couple of 13’s, a 14 value and many that were 3's and 4's!!! Weird!!! So I ran a scan with Webroot to see if maybe I had a virus of some sort…it just found a few pup files, but nothing that looked staggeringly dangerous![Mistake #1]  While searching for answers, I saw something about AVG's PCTune-Up Utilities 2014…(I ... Read more

A:Complete HD Failure...Is It Viral?!?!? Please Help Me!!! Thx!

Boot Parted Magic in the XP computer. Attach the drive in the external enclosure. Double click Disk Health on the Desktop. Does it detect the external enclosure drive? If it does, do a short test.

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Hi Guys,

So I'm pottering about doing my thing when my computer powers down completely out of the blue. I try turning it back on with the power button but nothing happens until I unplug and plug back in the power cable. Now the computer powers up (fans spin, lights on) but I get no signal to the monitor and there is absolutely no beep code. What's even weirder is that sometimes (not always) when I turn the power on the comp spins up then powers down for a few seconds before coming back on again.

PSU's probably my first suspect, any help anyone could give would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Asus mobo
Intel Q6600
Nvidia GTX460
6gb DDR2

A:[SOLVED] Complete failure

Nevermind, reset the CMOS and it seems to be sorted.

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A few days ago, I was using my Lenovo to browse the web. All of a sudden, it completely shut down on me. No warning, just instant black screen. I tried charging it, but the charging light didn't even come on. I have no idea what could be the problem, or even if it can be fixed. Anyone able to help?

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Ok, my first post and I'm thinking this is the most logical place for it. I recently installed Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) on my Toshiba laptop, model, Satellite E105-S1402. This was an OEM version of the OS. The system is about 2.5 years old and the hard drive is about 4 months old.

I had just installed a couple of drivers mainly because I had no internet connectivity and restarted the machine and things seemed to be fine. The system was probably running a good five minutes.
Drivers installed: Wireless LAN_Intel_13.0.0.107_W7x64W7x86_A
motherboard_driver_lan_realtek_8111_vista

I was entering some text (actually updating my vista product key!) and the system suddenly powered down, not completely but to what looked like a sleep state because the screen was blank. When I try to reboot by pressing the power key, the system powers on and then nothing, no hard drive activity, no BIOS info to the screen, just power and a blank screen. If I attempt to boot from CD (stuck the Vista disk in again), the drive will spin and then just spin down again, still showing nothing on the screen.

I was thinking the drive just went bad, but then why no BIOS? Did the BIOS info somehow get erased? If so, how to replace it since the machine doesn't see the optical drive?

Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Complete System Failure

Lets try to diagnose.
Shut down
Turn on speakers. Do you hear Vista startup?

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Hello….I really think I may have a virus that has destroyed the bootsect on my drive making it un-detectable to the computer!!!!  I cannot boot into the WinRE via a disk or partition at all! [How It All Started] Over a month ago, the left button on my Elan Touchpad just randomly quit working. I have an Asus K52Jc Laptop with Intel i5 processor and a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB HDD that is just over 3 years old. I have been running Webroot Secure Everywhere AV for all of this time and have never had a problem with a virus/rootkit of any kind before this random problem.  Therefore, I thought that maybe I just needed to upgrade the driver for the touchpad.So I went to http://support.asus.com and downloaded the newest driver and install it…this didn't fix the left button issue.  So, I rolled back the driver and tried another Elan Touchpad driver...still didn't fix the problem.  Next, I took a look in the registry to see what the values were for the touchpad features…(to see if somehow the left button had been disabled)...and I found a lot of weird values...instead of 0's, 1's, or 2's, I found a couple of 13’s, a 14 value and many that were 3's and 4's!!! Weird!!! So I ran a scan with Webroot to see if maybe I had a virus of some sort…it just found a few pup files, but nothing that looked staggeringly dangerous![Mistake #1]  While searching for answers, I saw something about AVG's PCTune-Up Utilities 2014…(I ... Read more

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Hi Guys,

I wont bore you with all the details.... but I was sorting out the airflow around my PC and putting all the cables from the power supply in cable ties.

Well when i put the side back on it gave some POST beeps, I looked in the MoBo manual and it turned out i hadn't fitted a DIMM correctly back in after taking it out to move a wire around it. It was the only thing i had taken out. I put the DIMM in properly and this time i just got no beeps it just stayed there with all the LEDS on and the fans spinning. I noticed the CPU fan was making a dodgy noise and there was a friction/rubbery burning smell coming from it. I switched it off at the mains immediately as the power switch on the PC didn't work. I cannot see any damage.

I replaced the heatsink and fan but this did not solve it, it is the same as usual except that the noise has gone.

I suspect the fan because the Mobo (Soyo K7V Dragon Plus) has a feture that if the fan is not there or is not working properly it will simply not boot.

Please Help
Thanx
thecaravanman
 

A:Complete System Failure!!! PLEASE Help!!

1) reset cmos jumper/remove battery for 10 minutes and try again.

2) disconnect everything except the case, cpu/heatsink/fan, video card, and one stick of ram. reboot and see what happens.

If it still doesnt boot, then reseat the memory, video card, ram, and case connections and try again.

if it still doesnt work, then hopefully it will give you diagnostic beeps. if it doesnt, then you probably fried either the board/processor/powersupply.

if it does work after step 2, add each component one at a time until you find the problem.
 

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I've had my X220 for about a year now. At first, I didn't experience any problems with the fan, no revving up/down like some describe, and it was pretty quiet. After about 9 months of usage, the fan started to get pretty noisy. As I also usually have a room fan always on, I didn't care much because the room fan overpowered the laptop fan. Then, at about 10 months ago, one fine day CoreTemp pops up a message that my CPU temp is critical, I was just watching a movie with no background stuff going on. I've checked TPFanControl and the fan wasn't running. It was also not responding to TPFanControl's smart or manual modes. I turned off the laptop, removed the keyboard and powered it on again. The fan would spin a few revs at pretty low speed, then just stop. I allowed the system to boot like that, and tried to start the fan with TPFanControl's manual mode. When I switched the fan from speed 0 to any other speed, I could see the fan blades to move just a little bit (maybe 1mm) and then stop again. The laptop is on warranty, but I bought it in USA, and I live in Thailand now. Also this is my primary work computer and I didn't want any unnecessary downtime, so I decided to fix it myself. I wrote quite a lot, those not interested in the disassembly story, just skip the next paragraph.Well, luckily I decided not to sell my old Z61m, I booted it up to view the X220 Hardware Maintenance Manual: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x220_... Read more

A:X220 complete fan failure

A .5mm layer of thermal paste will not do a very good job of heat conduction. There will be air bubbles. No matter how well you spread out the thermal paste on the CPU die, you will never get the kind of even, thin layer that you get with a new fan, which comes with lots of little dots. BTW, very small needle-nosed pliers work fine to start the VGA nuts. The first time I take a particular model apart, I tape the screws near the place the will go back using "painter's masking tape", which leaves no adhesive residue.

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Hello,
the problem in question is not mine but one of a friend who cannot get online. Here's what she says:

"All of a sudden I cannot access any website (except two forums). IRC, ICQ and AIM don't work either.

When I try to load a website, all I get is this message:

C/Windows/System/shdoclc.dll/dnserror "

I think she recently got DSL (not sure), but she hadn't had any problems with it up till now.

If anyone has any idea - I'd be very thankful on her behalf.

Thanks a lot.
 

A:almost complete connection failure

Hi,

Try re-creating her Internet Connection through the internet connection wizard (go to Tools, Options, Connection, Setup). Also, make sure you delete any temporary internet files and cookies, and check your Privacy setting (should be set to Low).

Columbo
 

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Hi Guys,

So I'm pottering about doing my thing when my computer powers down completely out of the blue. I try turning it back on with the power button but nothing happens until I unplug and plug back in the power cable. Now the computer powers up (fans spin, lights on) but I get no signal to the monitor and there is absolutely no beep code. What's even weirder is that sometimes (not always) when I turn the power on the comp spins up then powers down for a few seconds before coming back on again.

PSU's probably my first suspect, any help anyone could give would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Asus mobo
Intel Q6600
Nvidia GTX460
6gb DDR2
 

A:Solved: Complete failure

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I was navigating with Firefox 8 when I noticed that pages opened black and white and and in a schematic format (I will include this page screenshot). I thought it was number 8 and got back to many versions getting the same. Home page discloses a typical upper bar not black but squares and characters. Unistalled and installed every version. Went back restoring and with ERDNT. Scanned with antiivirus and antimalaware with no results. IE functions OK. I have not done any change in any setting and not downloaded anything. My Mini Compaq Netbook functions perfectly. I am devastated. Please, be so kind to help me. Thanks a lor and friendly regards.
 

A:Firefox complete failure

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So I have a pirated windows 8.1 which I have been using for more than a year now. Since the past one week my drivers ( especially the internet driver) keeps crashing and stops detecting any networks. Upon an attempted restart I get the Bsod for which I have attached the files ( All the minidumps.) I run a Dell 5521 R and have updated the drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled them too. Kindly help ASAP as I require my wifi urgently tomorrow.
Note: After restart the drivers get refreshed automatically and start working for sometime. And then the same issue. Please help.VATSAL-Tue_02_09_2016_101910_61.zip

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My Sony vaio running windows 7 has stopped working - screen black with arrow cursor only. Seems like windows tries to load then gets stuck so nothing on screen to access data.

Have tried to run Vaio rescue data onto remote hard drive butsystem failed download due tothe following error message:

'windows service pack error 316f 3856ad364e35_6.17600.16385_none_8e81d706fbf9393ddmanfest'

Any suggestions how to access documents and recover them - would appreciate the help with this
 

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The other night, I had only one update to install after I logged out. Turns out, it got hung up during installation overnight and didn't install properly.
Now, I cannot even load up Windows, boot in safe mode nor run a system restore/factory restore. I tried using the Operating System Disc: After the "windows is loading files" screen and it goes back to the Microsoft Corporation (green bar) loading screen with no luck. I ran the standard memory diagnostic test and it came back good.

Am I using the wrong disc to do this, or is hard-drive related?

Problem on a Gateway GM5472 Desktop, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit.

A:Urgent: Boot-up complete failure

Hi megaman306,
I appreciate the steps that have been done. Wanted to know if there are any external devices connected to the computer?

If yes, then disconnect the external devices except the keyboard and mouse then try to turn on the computer.

Remove static power (if any) from the computer to check if the computer is able to boot fine. To remove the static power, disconnect the power cable from the back of the computer, then press the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect the power cable back to the computer.

Run the built-in diagnostics provided by the manufacturer on the computer to check if the hard drive is working fine.

For any further questions in future please feel free to contact us.

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If enter the bios screen, it will jumble everything up and then monitor goes black and hang machine

If I don't enter and just let it start normally, it goes into windows fine.. and then black and hang machine after 30 sec or so

If I try to boot to CD-rom (so I can ghost image) it will go black and hang immediately

Man.. very much lose hope now >_<

I tried ASR disks, ghost image, everything jumbles and then hangs.
 

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My new HP laptop purchased 01-30-17 exhibits faiilure to load OS properly to allow for logon to machine.  It varies in the load sequence and may make it all the way to the splash screen but does not allow the logon screen to be displayed.  Re-boots allow various levels of progress in the OS load sequence but no re-boot allows complete load to logon success.  Removed battery and power cable numerous times to no avail.  This same behavior is being exhibited by three other laptops I own - two Dells and another HP.  I have a friend who owns an HP laptop purchased in August of 2016 that displays the same behavior.  Machines vary in age from more than three years to this one that is a month old.  Scans with corporate version of Malwarebytes and current McAfee AV reveal no malware issues and hardware is not in failure mode.    I have to re-load the OS from the BIOS rescue partition in order to get the machine up and running again.  Has anyone else seen this behavior and resolved the issue?

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Greetings. I'm running a wireless network off a Linksys WRT54G router and a cable modem. It has 3 computers running on it primarily. The computer that I'm currently typing this on, a laptop and another desktop. This computer is hardwired in, the other two connect via wireless internet. The laptop uses an onboard wireless card of Broadcom make, and the other desktop uses a Linkysys USB Wireless connector

About 4 days ago, the wireless card on the laptop (Acer Aspire 5002WLMI) stopped sensing my wireless network. I quickly checked the other computer, and it was working fine. Connected to the internet wirelessly on it, and surfed at a respectable speed. My first thought was to log onto the internet via hardwire and try to update drivers. It wouldn't connect via hardwire either. I reset everything, PC, modem, router. Still no connection. Ran Adaware, Spybot & Norton. Still no connection. Tried to just use the modem => laptop hardwire. Still no connection.

At this point, I'm pretty stumped. I would appreciate any help that could be given. To be honest, I'm a networking newbie, preferring to work with software/programming.
 

A:Complete Network Failure on Laptop

i would check in device manager that you still have ntwork adapters shown
assuming windows XP
start>
control panel>
system>
hardware tab>
device manager button>

network adapters
click on the + sign

post backs whats there

also any ! X or ?

then also post and IPCONFIG /ALL

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
start
run
cmd
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

so we can see what adapters are showing and IP's
 

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Hi. I would appreciate any advice you guys could give me..

My kids have an E-systems laptop Model 3080 Celeron M370 1.5 GHZ, 256 Ram 40 GB HDD.
running windows XP Home SP2
My daughter has complained that it kept shutting down and had something loose inside.
First things I realise Loose= Bad. Being brave I removed the cover and found a small heatsink had attached itself to the RAM.
Q1 is this likely to be a problem.
I attempted to restsart and got to the 'windows had a problem shutting down screen' the only option being shown was to restart 'windows in last known', I allowed the restart had just got into system when it shut down again, this time no restart. I tried to start it up and it started to power up HD light flashed then DVD light flashed then nothing. I thought I might be able to try and recover it with a recovery CD from a different PC, but now I cannot even get it to start to power up!!!!
Q2 Is this possibly a power supply problem even though in the interim the onboard battery has been charged by the offboard power supply.
If this is all in the 'gonna take more time and effort than worth' arena whilst there is nothing critical on the HD I would like to get some pictures off, so
Q3 is could I with my limited skills remove the HDD and swap it into my laptop without causing major upset (although this runs on Vista basic) extract pictures to CD then swap back HDDs and worry about kids laptop as and when cos i don't fancy shelling out ... Read more

A:Laptop complete failure/ HDD swap

Q1. Could be if it was loose, there's lots of fragile parts in a computer and something loose and hitting the parts isn't a good thing. Try re-seating the memory or try the memory one at a time if there's more then one stick.

Q2. Could be a bad power adapter, are you sure the battery was charging? Have you tired it with just the battery or just the AC and no battery?

Q3. bad idea to install it another laptop. Windows rarely ever boots in another computer when moved. However you can external USB enclosure like one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...E&N=2010090092+1053807124+1054107130&name=IDE
to put the drive in it to recover data.
 

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Hi,

Has anybody succesfully backed up Vista and restored on a new bigger disk ?

I run Vista on a Sony Laptop with 2x160GB disks (OEM Vista Home license plus upgrade license to Vista Ultima). Now I would like to use 750GB disks.When I try backup/restore to make a "clone" onto my new disk it looks good at first but then I noticed that I can't read my Windows Mails ( I get an error of corruption), I can not run windows update with errors saying a service is not started although all services run as expected. I also can not see my second disk and a new device scan doesn't pick it up., etc.... Basically it does not work.

Any idea what is wrong ? Is there another way to "clone" the Windows C dive onto a bigger disk ? BTW I got the same result with a Unix dd, so I guess it is a Vista copy protection issue. Can someone confrm this ?

Thank you
Markus

A:Complete PC Backup/Restore failure

What model Sony laptop?

Louis

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Alright so yesterday i was trying to get windows 8 to work on multi-boot. so i made a new partition and the files copied over fine and then the computer restarted and it tried to continue installing but it encountered an error. so i assumed it needed more space because the partition was less the 25GB(which is what microsoft recommends). so i deleted all of the files from the old installation(so i could have a fresh install) and i made the partition bigger and then i ran the installer again. all the files copied over no problem but when the computer restarted i did not have the option to choose windows 8 or windows 7 it just automatically loaded up windows 8 which is not even fully installed yet. so now it keeps booting into the windows 8 version of the windows needs recovery page and it says "the Boot Configuration Data for your pc is missing or contains errors(\boot\BCD)"

so i have tried making a windows 7 repair usb but i cant access my hard drive for some reason, is just doesnt recognize it. so my question is how can i access my harddrive or its partitions. i'm certain i can fix this if i can do that. i also dont want to open up my laptop to take the harddrive out.

Thanks in advance

A:Multiboot failure / Non Complete Installation

You ran the installer?

DO you mean you made an iso file and are doing this by booting dvd/usb ?

If you are, there is an option "repair my computer" at bootom left of the "install now " screen .

Give that a run and see if it helps.

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Hi all.
My son recently started having problems with his wireless internet connection.
It would connect but then say ' limited access '.
Before that , there was no problems. Unfortunately he said that he started messing around with different settings. He can't remember which ones.
I tried to connect using an ethernet cable but even that wasn't recognised.
Then I , stupidly , clicked on something which stopped the wireless connections being recognised even though on another laptop , and our mobile phones , they connected wirelessly without any problems.
I've tried to reinstall the wireless driver but that hasn't worked.
I've scanned the entire hard drive with AVG and MALWAREBYTES but nothing was detected.
He is going to college next week and I hope to fix it by then.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Hi all, I have an ongoing problem with crashes when playing games. I get no BSOD, screen just goes blank and then loses signal, only option is hard reset. As there is no blue screen, it is difficult to determine what is causing this, I have listed some points below:
Games that have caused crash are CS:GO, Black Mesa & Defense Grid! COD Black Ops however plays perfectly with no problems. All games are running on Steam.
I have stress tested the CPU & GFX card and run memtest to see if any of these are faulty or overheating. These tests have not brought up any faults.
As there is no BSOD I don't get normally get a Windows data dump file, although it did generate one once and I've attached this file
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A:Complete PC failure when playing games

Hello juice.

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 117, {fffffa800b9954e0, fffff88004008db8, 0, 0}

Unable to load image atikmpag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ( atikmpag+8db8 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Follow it: STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting(also for STOP 0x117 errors)

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I'm running my home PC with two partitions on the primary HDD, dual booting XP and Win8. It normally stays on XP.

So tonight the PC started acting a little weird. I tried starting up my RDP links to office computers, and none of them worked. I did a restart, but before it would actually shut down it kept saying the RDP process had to close, 5 different times.

After restarting it was very slow coming back up in XP. I finally got programs working, including RDP. I logged onto my office computer and did what I needed to do, then closed the RDP connection. I noticed some other programs were VERY VERY slow to come up.

So I thought I'd try booting into Windows 8. After choosing the Windows 8 options from the boot menu, it immediately said "Preparing repair options" or something like that, below the Windows logo and spinning dots. Then the only options it gave me were to open repair options, or turn off the computer. I tried one of the options (can't remember which ones now), but it was something that prompted a reboot. After rebooting, the dreaded "No Bootable Device" message appeared. I did check in BIOS and all my hard drive device names did show up.

I can't seem to find the Windows 8 DVD that I made, but I tried putting in the WinXP CD. Tried a repair XP installation on the C: drive. It copied all the files, but after that it still said No Bootable Device.

Next I tried Recovery Console from the XP CD. Tried running CHKDSK, it said some erro... Read more

A:Sudden and complete computer failure

I was planning on reformatting the XP partition anyway due to some lingering issues from previous malware (Google search results redirecting to other pages), but I need to check the HDD for certain files if possible. Pretty much all of my data is stored on a separate physical HDD, though, so shouldn't be a big deal there.

Just seems odd that the XP recovery console would display all partitions, including the XP and Windows 8 partitions, yet still says No Bootable Device.

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My Western Digital 100GB harddrive failed today. It was really a drag since I am building a new machine and have a 120 GB that I was going to transfer important files into. I had held off since I haven't gotten the new machine working perfectly yet. But the 100GB drive won't even show up in the BIOS detection. On the old machine or the new one.

I am wondering if there is anything I might be able to do with this HD. I tried some software for Data recovery, but most of them say they can't be used on a disk that can't be seen by the BIOS. I could take it to a shop. But, I don't want to waste my time taking it to someone who will charge me $50 to tell me "It's hopeless." I can't remember when I bought it, so I doubt I can send it to Western Digital. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance,

FingerDemon
 

A:Complete harddrive failure... wondering about options.

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I'm a regular in the hardware area where I give advice and such... but I have a problem that has me stumped... it maybe hardware, but looks more software.

I am working on a ThinkPad T61 with Windows XP SP2 32bit.
Core2Duo T8 series at 2.4Ghz / 4GB RAM - all MS patches up to date as of 40 days ago.
ZoneAlarm Suite (Not latest build). Auto Updates turned off.

A few days ago, all forms of connectivity onto the internet have stopped working. Virus scan (ZA Suite) and Spybot are coming up clear. The user isn't someone who adds thing or abuses the computer. He uses an iPhone, which means regualar iTunes/QT updates - but looking at the logs/dates - there haven't been any updates since the computer was working normally... not iTunes or anything else.

The computer is able to tell its connected and gets an IP address... but the internet is dead. The notebook is able to sent a print out to a network printer... so we know THAT is working.

But websites, email... dead, nothing.
IE 7 is installed (default).
Opera and FF no difference.

Connections via:
- Wired ethernet from notebook
- Wired ethernet from notebook VIA through DOCK
- Wireless LAN (11g)
- Wireless WAN (at&t)

All the same... they "connect", no complaints... but nothing actually works.

The last time I've seen this happen on computers is caused by an infection by malware which corrupted Windows's ability to work on the interent. Or like last year (which happens from time to time with Z... Read more

A:Solved: Complete internet failure on ThinkPad

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I should have expected trouble when my sound card failed while it WAS still under warranty, but per my IT guy, a simple fix of purchasing an external bluetooth speaker solved the problem.  However, one by one my entire system has been failing and I'm hoping there are some fixes to enable me to limp along until I can replace this lemon. First my trackpad failed, so I added a wireless mouse. Then my 'physical' keyboard began acting up so I either switched into tablet mode or added an external USB wired keyboard. Then the following alerts started showing up every few seconds: "Do I want to switch to tablet mode" or "PC mode" depending on which mode I'm operating.  Now I'm experiencing battery issues.  Within the span of minutes I could get a battery @100% charging or not charging verification and then a warning message stating my battery is almost dead and please plug it in (it is ALWAYS plugged in at this point).  And now it will spontaneously shut down, I'm guessing because it will think the battery is dead -- but seconds before the battery indicator stated 100%.  When I restart, the battery will be back to 100%I am at a loss, and yes I understand it is out of warranty (Purchased 8/13/16 as New from Amazon).  But as previously stated would love to just keep it going for a little while longer until I can afford a real laptop.  This was supposed to be an interim laptop until I replaced my 15 year old MacBook Pro, but I expected a little bi... Read more

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I have a wireless network at home (or at least I have attempted to have one). It's just a laptop and a PC connected via a wireless Sweex router.

When I navigate to the http://192.168.123.254/ directory for the router everything seems ok and the laptop even tells me that it is connected to the network. However it doesn't seem like I have any fuctionality of a network, my laptop cant access the internet and I can't map any network drives. Could it be something to do with the way the router is connected to things? It is connected to both the PC and my modem. Please help!
 

A:Complete home wireless network failure

If you have encryption enabled, try w/o encryption until you get a successful session.

First determine if the problem PC is really communicating with the router when it claims to be connected.

To open a Command Window: Start - Run &#8211; cmd (command in 98SE) - OK

To determine a computer's IP address and router's IP address: open a Command Window and type
ipconfig /all

The "Gateway" is the router's IP address.

Now for some troubleshooting. Following is how to use ping to test for communication with your router, the internet, and the internet with symbolic name.

1. On the PC open a Command window and type
ping IProuter (where IProuter is the IP address of the router)

Do you get Replies, or do you get packets lost?

IF you got replies,
2. ping 66.94.234.13 (or any other internet address you know)

Do you get Replies, or do you get packets lost?

If you got replies,
3. ping www.yahoo.com (or any other internet name)

Do you get Replies, or do you get packets lost?
 

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A family member has a B560 I bought them new as a gift many moons ago.    The HDD has recently failed. When the laptop was new, a Lenovo program on the drive was ran to recover the Q: onekey partition space and place the contents on two DVD-R discs.   I have the new replacement HDD, but these recovery discs are not bootable.   And of course with a complete original HDD failure the OneKey recovery is not available. I see this download, http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Lenovo-B-Series-laptops/Lenovo-B560-No... Is there a way to use this download with the two discs the Lenovo utility made when the laptop was first setup out of the box to recover it back to the factory Windows 7 configuration?  

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Hi all, not sure if I'll get a response to this but thought it was worth a try. So for all intents and purposes, I have buggered my g50-70. its out of warranty so I don't have much chance of repair. Essentially the harddrive was starting to flake out and reset at the slightest nudge or minor movement on my lap, and the other night it did it for the umpteenth time and I finally lost my rag. I closed the lid hard and since then, the laptop won't boot up and complains that the "Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed" and I therefore cannot load it up etc I was going to buy a new HDD and try to set it up fresh using drivers etc but the laptop came with windows 8 and upgraded to windows 10 for free, so what can I do in this situation? do I have to buy a windows license again? Can I install the operating system from scratch? Or is there a way to recover my operating system if the hdd fails? Bearing in mind that I don't know when I last did any kind of backup etc Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks 

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